It will be very tiring of course when hearing your puppy howling and whining continuously. Especially when they whine/cry at night so disturb your sleep especially your neighbor.
Whining is a natural thing for puppies. However, it is important to find a solution immediately before it becomes a habit. First, you have to find out what causes her to cry. Use these tips to make you sleep peacefully and your dog is happy.
Do not Show too much Attention to your Puppy
The puppy may be looking for your attention. Sometimes the best is simply by ignoring her. It may be difficult but it is really worth a try. Because if you keep paying attention when her whines, it will use it as a way to get your attention.
When she starts whining, you have to turn away from it. When he returns calm, give attention and reward the treat. Keep repeating this process until she learns that ‘whining’ will only keep you away from it and have unpleasant consequences for it. However, make sure you are always consistent and do not give up.
Setting up pee/poop Requirements
Provide a comfortable place for her to sleep. Your puppy may whine if he is in an uncomfortable place. Maybe he has pee/poop in his cage or wants to go out for pee/poop. Always make sure the cage is warm, dry and safe,
To avoid she pee/poop in the cage, always take him to the toilet or out to clear up his affairs before you go to bed so you do not have to get up to take him to the toilet/exit at midnight.
Bring her Closer to us at Night
Puppies separated from her mother may feel lonely. If she is crying at night, you can bring it to your room (not on your mattress). This contact makes puppy see you as the pack leader.
But if you are not comfortable with this, you can move the cage from your room slowly over time by putting something that has your smell in her cage like your shirt.
It’s important that it’s not good to let puppy sleep with you on the mattress because it could be a habit. You can place it in a cage or in a used blanket.
Check her Health
Puppy whining can also be due to pain or discomfort. If you’ve tried these various methods and all failed, then it’s probably because of a health problem we can not see. Bring your puppy to the vet for review.
Provide Adequate Food and Drink
Puppy whines when they are hungry or thirsty. Make sure you feed well and provide water to drink. However, avoid giving your puppy a meal at a time that is close to bedtime as it will make them have to get up in the middle of the night to relieve themselves.
Help Remove the Stored Energy
Puppy may cry because of their excess energy unused. Help your dog release his energy by taking a walk, obedience training and playing with him before he goes to bed so he feels tired and can sleep well. Avoid letting him sleep too early because while you sleep, your puppy may feel fresh.